The club sacked Remi Garde on Tuesday after a dismal spell in charge.
The Villains saw their second managerial casualty of the season this week, as Remi Garde left his role at the club.
The Frenchman was sacked on Tuesday evening following a less than stellar time in charge since replacing Tim Sherwood in November last year.
He leaves them bottom of the table and looking destined to be relegated to the Championship before the end of the season.
McGrath though, has hit out at the club’s players, saying they lack respect for the managers in charge and the club itself.
"People might think he [Garde] didn’t do his job, but I think he did the best job he could," he told RTE.
"I don’t think the players are giving any manager who walks in there the respect that they deserve and Remi was just one of those people who got caught up in the web.”
“They don’t respect the club they’re playing for and that’s the problem. The saddest thing for me is that the supporters are the people who have to pay for it now."
Attention now turns to whom Aston Villa will choose as Garde’s replacement with several candidates having already been named.
Nigel Pearson and David Moyes are currently the leading contenders for the job but whether either of those will fancy a move to Villa Park remains to be seen.
Indeed, it looks as if the recruitment process will be a drawn out one to say the least, with a decision not expected to be made until the club is officially relegated..