Handed his debut by Sven-Goran Eriksson in 2003, Rooney has also starred under Steve McClaren and Fabio Capello during an England career that will extend to 85 caps when he plays in Friday night's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley.
And he has no hesitation in declaring his 11 games under Hodgson to be the most enjoyable.
"It is probably the most I've enjoyed working with any England manager," said Rooney. "I feel he's going to take us to the World Cup."
It is a welcome show of appreciation for Hodgson ahead of the games likely to define his tenure given Tuesday's encounter with Poland is the last of a 10-match qualifying campaign.
And Harry Redknapp has not exactly helped matters with his acerbic observations, stating: "I wouldn't trust the FA to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it."
Rooney was among those who leapt aboard the Redknapp bandwagon when it began rolling immediately after Capello's exit.
The 27-year-old now admits that was a mistake.
"At the time Harry was doing a tremendous job for Tottenham," said Rooney.
"I remember tweeting about it; Harry Redknapp for England. Everyone thought Harry was nailed on.
"But, as players, we don't get involved in the selection of the manager. Roy has popped up. The FA went with him and I feel it is the right decision."
Hodgson does have a reputation as a cautious coach.
And England's performances under him have not pleased everyone, even if he has made his peace with Gary Lineker, who accused England of heading back to the dark ages as Hodgson's team ground out a goalless draw in Ukraine.
"I saw all the stuff that was in the press beforehand," said Rooney, who missed the trip after sustaining a nasty head wound.
"It was all 'it doesn't matter what the performance is like, if we come back with a draw it's a good result'. After the game it was a different story.
"In some games you have to be cautious. It would be silly to play with four forwards when you know the opposition strengths are getting behind your midfield.
"They are the tactics that are going to get us to the World Cup."
Reduced to its basics, another would be just to get the ball to Rooney.
After all, with seven goals in his last eight England games, he is clearly the player who has most chance of securing those priceless victories that would confirm World Cup qualification.
It would also take him another step closer to getting the additional 14 goals needed to eclipse Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time record of 49 and become the first England player to reach a half-century.
"If I get to that 50-goal mark it would be unbelievable achievement," said Rooney. "There is a long way to go but obviously it is an aim."