Like Terry said on a previous post, I think he wants to get out of Dodge. And by picking the same starting 11, especially zabs, he was guaranteed a similar outcome. He knows they won't part with him because of the compensation involved and has realised that being a manager at this club is a one way ticket to oblivion. Bilic is doing very well at West brom, but he has age on his side, Pellegrini hasn't.
Therefore and I'm only speculating the only way out is to get the masses restless, cause a rift and force the cunts hand. Much unwanted publicity is not what the shysters want in their quest for the pound note.
We've had 3 decent manager's here, not world beaters but decent enough and every one is going down the same path. It can't be just a coincidence that this is happening once again.
A manager of Pellegrini's calibre doesn't make such glaring and obvious mistakes time and time again without good reason.
That said, he might just have Alzheimer's, in which case I'm talking bollocks.
Love a cup of Rosey I do.