Bale calls for Coleman to stay after Wales miss World Cup

Wales will not have the chance to emulate ITS Euro 2016 heroics at the World Cup but Gareth Bale wants Chris Coleman to stay on.

Wales forward Gareth Bale was injured for his side's crucial World Cup qualifying match against Republic of Ireland.   -  Getty Images

Gareth Bale has urged Chris Coleman to stay on as Wales manager despite the team suffering World Cup heartache.

The sidelined Real Madrid star was forced to watch on in anguish from the stands in Cardiff on Monday as James McClean's goal gave the Republic of Ireland a 1-0 win that sealed a play-off spot at Wales' expense.

READ:  Gareth Bale at crossroads after Wales heartbreak

It means Coleman, Bale and company will not have the chance to try and emulate their heroic run to the semifinals of Euro 2016 on a bigger stage in Russia next year.

Coleman said he was unable to give an answer one way or another on his future after the match but Bale hopes the 47-year-old continues beyond the end of his contract, which expires in November.

"Of course we want him to stay," he told reporters. "What he has done for the team and Welsh football has been amazing.

"He couldn't have taken on the job at a more difficult time and what we've collectively achieved since then has been amazing.

READ:  Coleman to take time before considering Wales future

"We don't want to keep on looking back at the Euros, but for everyone it was incredible to be a part of that and we all want that again.

"It won't be easy but Chris is the man who can keep us focused and positive and show us how to get the results we need."

For more updates, follow Sportstar on :