Wilkins, who served as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant until he was dismissed by Chelsea in November last year, felt Villas-Boas deserved his chance but believes he has a difficult job on his hands should he join the Blues.
He told Sky Sports News: "We've had lots of older coaches come in at Stamford Bridge and (they) have not done as well, so we have to give this young man the credit for what he has done up to now.
"We'll see where it goes from here. Obviously to knock Barcelona off their perch as the kings of Europe...we'll have to see where they go. They have taken a lot of time since Carlo was deposed as coach, so therefore they want someone in, they want someone to get cracking and let's get on with the job.
"Let's give the young man a chance, he's obviously done exceptionally well. His man-management skills from what I can read from the players he has worked with have been first-class. That will be required at Stamford Bridge because these are big players, big guys, very nice men I've got to say, and it will be very interesting to see how this young man goes on."