"A derby is a derby, there are no favourites," Ivanauskas said
"I don't speak about Hibs players, I'm looking to my team and how we are ready.
"Every derby is the same. Edinburgh derby, Hamburg, Munich or Glasgow. I expect a fight.
"I know Tony very well. He was a very, very good manager for Hibs.
"His two years were perfect for Hibs because he signed a lot of young players and a lot of players went to other clubs, like O'Connor and Riordan, so I think it's a big miss for Hibs.
"It's the choice for Tony.
"He's a very ambitious manager and if you have such a big chance in the English Championship, he takes the chance. He deserves it. I wish him well."