The Villa boss is yet to pledge his long-term future to the club.
But he does see the Frenchman lasting at Villa Park.
Indeed, Keown said on the BBC: "I can understand why he doesn’t want to pledge his long-term future as he sees himself as part of the problem. But I can definitely see him there for the long run."
The pundit does, however, believe Aston Villa have no chance of staying up, highlighting the fact they need three wins just to dig themselves out of the relegation zone - the same amount as they have won all season.
Next up for Villa is a home clash against Liverpool. The Reds do have a number of players returning from injury but their poor recent form suggests the Midlands outfit can win this one.
If Aston Villa are going to try and make a go of their battle for survival, next week's clash would be a good place to start. But a decent finish to the season and salvaging some pride would certainly be a start ahead a possible Championship campaign.