“I have got the captain, he is already there the captain but he does not know it yet, although he will know it soon,” said Coleman.
“We are missing Ash and Rambo, as well as James Collins who has not done anything for five weeks with a calf problem and Sam Ricketts is having surgery so we are missing experience in the squad.
“There will be another captain and I will have that conversation with him soon.”
If Bale is given the honour, it will be the 24-year-olds first time wearing the armband in 44-appearances for his country.
He has the ‘small’ matter of a Champions League Final first tonight as his Real Madrid team take on rivals Atletico in Lisbon, and the Wales manager believes it is great to have a Welshman in the final.
“Its massive isn’t it and you can’t get much bigger than that,” said Coleman. “I think there’s added pressure in it too because it’s a Madrid derby and it’ll be the biggest game that Gareth has played in so far in his career.
“It’s great for us too as we’ve got a Welshman in the final and an incredible player to boot. It’ll be a great weekend and I’m looking forward to it and hopefully we’ll have Gareth back fit afterwards.
“Hopefully he’ll be joining us in Amsterdam as a Champions League winner because that’s the pinnacle, so we wish him all the best for the weekend.”