Keane is expected to be confirmed as Villa‚Äôs new coach later this month in time for pre-season training in July.
Vlaar, who is preparing for World Cup duty with Holland, believes Keane‚Äôs character would boost the claret and blues.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know him as a person, I know him as a player,‚ÄĚ said Vlaar to the Birmingham Mail.
‚ÄúHe has a lot of fighting spirit, and I think that would be really good for us.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs a very strong character. I think everybody has a lot of respect for him and I look forward to it.‚ÄĚ
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