Chelsea interim manager Frank Lampard has revealed he will always return to Stamford Bridge.
Lampard made this known as his short-term deal ends on Sunday, after the Blues host Newcastle in the Premier League.
The former Chelsea midfielder will be looking to record the first home win of his second spell at the club.
Since his return, Lampard has lost eight of his 10 matches in charge.
Lampard, who lifted three Premier League titles and the Champions League during his 13 years as a player at Chelsea, did not return to Stamford Bridge after he was sacked as manager in January 2021.
He only return in April this year to watch their goalless draw against Liverpool.
The 44-year-old has now explained why he stayed away. But promised to be a regular face among the fans.
“This is the corny part, I will never feel like I am saying goodbye to the fans. My career as a player and as a coach first time around and this period and it is there.
“I live close enough to the stadium and I will be back at Chelsea many times and when you take on a managerial career it doesn’t mean you will be at a club you had 13 years at as a player forever,” Lampard said.