Villa have endured a disastrous campaign, where they have failed to ever look like surviving in the Premier League.
The Claret and Blues have won just three league matches all season - with their performances being very poor.
And Wilkins said: “It’s not been the best season. I think that was the right decision. Their season has been very difficult and it’s a wise decision.
“There will be players [who deserve credit]. There will be players who have consistently done okay. But I’m sure in that dressing room they’ll all be thinking that they’ve had a bit of a stinker.”
Wilkins was assistant manager at the start of the season, when Tim Sherwood was in charge, but he could not get the best out of the side.
Villa opened the season poorly, and they have failed to recover from their stuttering start, despite a change of management.
Remi Garde came in to replace Sherwood at Villa Park, but the French boss’s appointment never looked like it would be successful.
Villa’s first ever relegation from the top flight is now inevitable, and the club’s full focus seems to be on bouncing back straight away - with a number of changes already being made at boardroom level.