L’ETG manager has explained how his job has accelerated his baldness.
The snarling features of tenacious Evian coach Pascal Dupraz are a familiar sight in Ligue 1 grounds up and down France.
The balding boss celebrated his 100th match in Ligue 1 with a 3-1 defeat against AS Monaco on Saturday, a result which keeps Evian right in the relegation mix.
The Savoie-based club currently sit in 16th place in the French top flight, only three points above the relegation zone.
Speaking after the defeat, Dupraz blamed the stresses of football for his hair loss.
“In training, I lose my hair,” he began, speaking to Evian’s official website, “it’s certainly an acceleratory factor.
“I lose my voice as well, but every match, you lose a little bit of your life.
“However, I have the ability to bounce back, I’m never distressed by defeat, nor enthusiastic after a victory.”
Durpaz originally took over as Evian chief in 2007, having previously managed local sides Gaillard and Croix-de-Savoie. He enjoyed a modest playing career, retiring in 2000.