Fabio Capello has been called a "thief" by a Russian politician after Russia's first round exit.Reuters

Fabio Capello, the manager of the Russian football team, has been called a "thief" by MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky, reported The Guardian.

Zhirinovsky has also asked the Italian tactican to appear before the Russian Parliament to face a grilling from incensed Russian MPs, according to the report.

Russia had suffered an ignominious first-round exit in the 2014 World Cup.

The politician, who is ironically the head of the Liberal Democratic party, wants the former England coach to answer Russia's woeful display in the World Cup. Furthermore, Zhirinovsky has called for the Italian to be given the sack if he refuses to be in attendance.

"We need to look into his work and ask him to resign," Zhirinovsky said.

The Russian MP even went as far as to say that Capello would not call it quits as the Russian manager because he was greedy. The Italian is being paid an astronomical sum of £6m for the job.

"It's pretty good to get [millions] for doing nothing. The team lost and it doesn't affect his pay in any way. Thief!" remarked Zhirinovsky.

Zhirinovsky is known for his outrageous public comments. He even took a dig at the Italian's appearance, saying it was not right. "Even the way he looks makes it hard to like him," the politician remarked. "He looks like a schoolteacher."

It appears Capello left more than one person in the Russian political sphere incensed due to Russia crashing out of the first round. MP Oleg Pakholkov was also of the opinion that Capello was simply clinging to the job for the big salary.

"I think Capello knew very well he would achieve nothing with our team, but he simply decided it was a good way to make money, he wanted to hoover up bundles of cash for his retirement," Pakholkov said.

The Russian MP tried to drum up further resentment. Capello should give back half the money he has been paid to the Russian taxpayers and should tender his resignation, according to Pakholkov.

Igor Ananskikh, who is the head of the State Duma's sports committee, said the Italian would be summoned in front of the sports body in October to offer his reasons for the team's abject display.

If Capello does decide to show up before the committee, questions about his tactics will definitely surface, the report noted.