UEFA have sent their finance director Josef Koller to Dublin to temporarily oversee money matters at the cash-strapped Football Association of Ireland.

The Czech's secondment to Abbotstown follows in the wake of the six-month appointment of the European football authority's head of business development Noel Mooney last week.

The FAI have not had a treasurer since Eddie Murphy stepped down in April and Koller's role is expected to last a number of months.

The FAI also revealed last week that UEFA had pledged up to €10m in financial reports as the FAI were forced to deny claims from Siptu that they were on the brink of insolvency.

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement is investigating the Association for failure to keep proper books and Sport Ireland have commissioned a full audit of the FAI's "fitness to handle public funds" after suspending state funding.

There are fears that the legal bill resulting from the recent turmoil could exceed €1m while the FAI's debt on reconstruction of the Aviva Stadium is understood to be in the region of €30m.

The Governance Review Group that has been established to try and reform the embattled organisation is expected to present a draft report next month to facilitate rule changes ahead of the Association’s AGM in Trim at the end of July.