Cristian Brocchi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkristjan ˈbrɔkki]; born 30 January 1976) is an Italian football manager and former player, who played as a midfielder. He is currently a manager of Italian club Brescia Calcio, while his previous job was that of head coach of his former club Milan. As a defensive midfielder, Brocchi was rated for his durability and tackling. He began his career with Milan, but struggled to break into the first team as a youngster, and was subsequently loaned to Pro Sesto and Lumezzane, before being sold to Hellas Verona in 1998. His performances for the club earned him a move to Internazionale in 2000, where he also struggled due to injury. He returned to Milan in 2001, and went on to represent the club for the next seven seasons, aside from a season on loan with Fiorentina, during a highly successful period for the club, which saw him win the Serie A and two UEFA Champions League titles, among other trophies. He ended his career in 2011, after five seasons with Lazio, where he won the Coppa Italia twice. At international level, he made his only appearance for the Italy national football team in 2006.