France boss Didier Deschamps believes it is still not the right time for Karim Benzema to return to the national team.
"Patrice is still at his level," Deschamps said. "But I have to plan for a World Cup which will take place in two years."
"It's science fiction that I have offered him a chance to be my assistant," Lopetegui said of Casillas.
The 36-year-old LA Galaxy striker will call time on his 18-year Ireland career having made a record 145 senior appearances for his country.
Ventura said he needed to look at emerging talent ahead of the next World Cup and wanted to reduce the team's average age.
Wales manager Chris Coleman has confirmed that injured Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the country's opening World Cup qualifier next month.