Ancelotti: 'I continue at Real Madrid, or I take yearlong break'

Published May. 23, 2015 5:42 p.m. ET


Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will take a year off from coaching if he is let go by the Spanish club.

Ancelotti said after the last game of the season Saturday that ''I continue here at Real Madrid, or I take a yearlong break.'' A year after winning the Champions League, Madrid concluded a disappointing season without a major trophy with a 7-3 rout of Getafe.

The Italian manager said he will ''clarify my future with the club'' in a meeting with club executives on ''Monday or Tuesday.''

Ancelotti led Madrid to its 10th European Cup last season. But after finishing 2014 on a Spanish record 22-win streak, Madrid struggled in the second half of the season. It finished the league runner-up to Barcelona and was eliminated by Juventus from the Champions League semifinals.