Keane has been encouraged by his side's progress following the capture of esteemed Italian Ancelotti as manager.
He told the club's website: “The manager has been fantastic, he has all the experience in the world and has won it all.
“His demeanour and authority is special, he instantly gained respect from everybody and rightly so.
“His training has been really good and in all the games bar against Chelsea we have been really competitive.
“I think the fans can see an improvement in us.
“We know where we want to be and that it's not going to happen overnight – but we have the right manager to help us get there."