Wales stars urge Chris Coleman to stay on despite World Cup agony
Oct 11 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
Sidelined by the latest in a succession of calf injuries, Bale could only watch forlornly from the stands at Cardiff City Stadium on Monday as Ireland's 1-0 win gave them a World Cup play-off berth at Wales's expense.
Even in their World Cup campaign, Wales only lost one match in the qualifying rounds - poignantly it was the one they really to win following a run of draws against four of their Group D rivals.
"But we will take a little bit of time to gather our thoughts because this [going out of the World Cup] was the furthest thing from our mind".
"Of course we want him to stay", he told reporters.
Coleman said after Wales had reached the Euro 2016 semifinals that this World Cup campaign would be his last in charge.
Chris Coleman has been convinced to rethink standing down as Wales boss but remains tempted by a return to club football, The Independent understands.
Chris Coleman will determine whether he can take Wales forward before making a decision to stay or call time on his "dream job" and has the backing of star striker Gareth Bale to carry on in the role he's held for almost six years.