Aston Villa will play in the Championship next season.
Villa have had a horrible season and have already been relegated to the Championship.
Remi Garde succeeded Sherwood as the Villa boss, but the Frenchman departed Villa Park in March after just after 147 days in charge.
Black was appointed the Villa manager until the end of the season following the exit of Garde, but the damage was already done.
In recent weeks, there have been accusations from fans and former Villa stars alike that the players have not tried hard enough, with club owner Randy Lerner also coming under criticism.
Former Sky Sports presenter Keys believes that Black is probably the only Villa man who still has his reputation intact.
“My view, for what it's worth, is this,” Keys wrote on his website. “Villa have been awful this season. Probably only Eric Black comes away with his reputation in tact.”
Villa will take on Southampton at Villa Park in the Premier League this weekend.