Wilkins told The Sun: "It was almost as if Harry was going to walk into the job.
"I haven't spoken to Harry, I don't know what his feelings were about that, whether he wanted to take it or not.
"But he didn't get asked to do it, so I do feel for him.
"Let's give Roy a chance because we do love to England manager bash.
"Yes he did struggle at Liverpool. But if you look back at the results, they weren't that bad and I think that experience will help him immensely."