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 is his own man and he'll eventually decide what is right for him and for Welsh football", said Roberts.
Welsh legend Ryan Giggs has been installed as the 4/1 favourite to replace Coleman should the long-serving boss leave his post, although it's unlikely the Welsh FA will want to gamble on someone with zero managerial experience.
"He's been a massive part of what we've done and he is the man to take us forward hopefully". "Everything was geared towards next summer".
Bale is known to be a fan of Coleman and echoed Roberts' sentiments when asked about his national team boss at the start of June.
In a snapshot of his difficulties, he scored a sublime volley on his last outing as Madrid won 3-1 at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, only to then succumb to the 11th calf injury of his time in Spain.
Coleman's contract is believed to run until the end of Wales' World Cup campaign, which could have taken him to next summer, but instead may make him available immediately unless a new deal can be agreed.
But his stance appears to have softened and he may be open to leading Wales in their bid to qualify for Euro 2020.
"There is no doubt that Chris loves this job, " Roberts said.
"He's taken that opportunity and created history, and I'm sure he doesn't want that to end".
Welsh supporters would have woken up this morning wondering how they are not in a World Cup playoff.
"The whole nation will be mourning and disappointed because, again, that elusive World Cup has passed us by".